Seven other 2010 signed draftees are new GCL Cardinals, with their rounds drafted listed below. Ricky Martinez, non-drafted free agent signing and son of Springfield pitching coach Dennis Martinez, is also on the squad.
The initial 34-man roster also has a distinct Latin flavor as a number of the new GCL Cardinals have graduated from the Cardinals' academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.
In addition, as noted below, 50th rounder, right-handed pitcher Andrew Moye does not yet have a team assignment.
There may still be roster changes between now and opening day, on Monday, June 21.
2010 Gulf Coast League Cardinals Opening Roster – as of 6/17/10
(2010 draft round shown in parens)
|Aguilar, Cesar (14)|
|Brand, Cole (42)|
|Bryant, Anthony (16)|
|Freeman, Ben (11)|
|Lucas, Josh (21)|
|Martin, Trevor (20)|
|Martinez, Ricky (NDFA)|
|Mendoza, Richard (25)|
|Tuivailala, Sam (3)|
|Moye, Andrew (50)|
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